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How to find a sustainable manufacturer for your fashion brand

Factory45 connects entrepreneurs with production partners who work with low minimums and pay a fair, living wage to their workers.

factory45 logo

How to find a sustainable manufacturer for your fashion brand

Factory45 connects entrepreneurs with production partners who work with low minimums and pay a fair, living wage to their workers.

Have you been searching for an ethical manufacturer for your fashion brand?

I know firsthand how hard it is to break into the fashion industry as a new designer.

No one wants to share their supplier, manufacturing contacts, or industry knowledge because they’re worried that you’ll become their competition.

What’s more, many manufacturers won’t respond to inquiries from new designers.

The reality is that the more sustainable fashion entrepreneurs that are empowered with the right contacts, (and the best way to communicate with them), the quicker the fashion industry can evolve into a more ethical industry.

And that’s exactly why Factory45 exists.

For the past 8+ years, we’ve worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs to take them from idea to launch.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Factory45 can help you find manufacturers to bring your ideas to life.

A vetted network of patternmakers and samplemakers to turn your ideas into prototypes and patterns

Connections to ethical production partners across the globe who work with new designers and offer low minimums

A database of resources for sustainable packaging, hangtags, and labels

Guidance and resources for navigating the sewn manufacturing industry as an outsider

A cost and budget analysis so you’ll know exactly how much capital you’ll need to go into production

1:1 text support from an Alumni Mentor with first-hand experience in the fashion industry

I’m Shannon, the founder of Factory45 – the online business school for sustainable fashion entrepreneurs.

Factory45 takes the guesswork out of launching an ethical fashion brand by connecting you with sustainable manufacturers and suppliers, providing fashion industry education, and guiding you with personal mentorship.

Join Factory45’s community of sustainable fashion entrepreneurs to change industry standards and do things the right way from the start.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Factory45 provides the education, contacts, and support needed to find the perfect manufacturer for your fashion brand

“Before Factory45, LIZ RIDEN was a completely solo operation. I designed, cut, and sewed every single bag order that came in. I joined Factory45 to be able to learn how to confidently navigate manufacturing and to be able to successfully scale my business from just myself.”

LIZ FRANDSEN
Founder of Liz Riden

“The most difficult part in starting a fashion brand is the start so when Shannon gives step by step directions on what to do and where to find it; it helps a lot. Going through the research process to find the right manufacturer can be daunting so I really love how useful that portion of the program is.”

STANLEY RAMEAU
Founder of Paul Rameau

“The course content is very in-depth and the database of suppliers and manufacturers were extremely helpful. I think what made Factory45 stand out from other programs is the personal connection to Shannon, alumni mentors and the community of other fashion brand owners, who I still chat with until this day.”

NICS ASAWASUDSAKORN
Founder of LOVANIE

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Whether you’re just started to search for an ethical manufacturer for your fashion brand or need support for marketing a finished product…
we’d love to chat!

Schedule a free discovery call to chat with our Director of Enrollment, Hannah, to see if Factory45 is the right fit for you!

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